Stroke physicians and neuro interventionists with a strong interest in cerebrovascular diseases are eligible. Applicants should currently be in training practise in an Asian teaching hospital that treats acute stroke patients. The organising committee will select 70 neuro interventionists and 70 stroke physicians based on their country of origin and the expected benefit to the individual and to his/her stroke unit and country. Since the main aim of the course is to enhance interdisciplinary stroke management, pairs of neuro interventionists and stroke physicians from the same institution will be given preference. The final decision on the acceptance of participants rests with the local organising committee.